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with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. >>> while democrats are pleased with vice president biden's performance it's unclear whether his aggressive style was offensive or convincing to the independents who will hold the margin of victory in the presidential election. >> randall, let's talk more. it was obviously interesting to watch. what were the strong and weak points of the candidates? >> reporter: well, certainly vice president biden had to make sure that everyone knew that democrats would fight. i mean, remember that president obama himself said that he was too polite. no one could say that about biden as last night's showdown. ryan had to make sure he didn't lose any ground. this is his first venue for a national audience sitting opposite one of the most powerful democrats in the nation. and he held his own even as mitt romney is beginning to show some improvement i
compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. and we can expect those poll results to change in the coming days as the samples are increased and the polling organizations dig deeper on the impact of these first and only vice-presidential debates. reporting live in danville, kentucky, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> randall, it's certainly interesting to watch a lot more sparks in this debate than the presidential debate. what were considered the strong and weak points of the candidate? >> well, after president obama's performance last week democrats have to show they are willing to fight and also defend the president's record. biden certainly did that. for mitt ryan, he had to stand up there with one of the most famous most powerful democrats in the nation his first time out on that kind of stage and he held his own
if the president can do the same. >> you coached romney, brett. how would you approach him if you were the president and what would you say are his weak spots? >> well, both men are not very good when they get on the defensive. so, you know, both have to be on the offense. but that's tricky in a town hall debate because the audience is also a participant in the debate and so i think going too strongly on offense like vice president biden did a couple of nights ago would be a mistake. so you have to -- you have to balance between going on offense but also making sure you're effectively connecting with the voters in the audience. >> alan, brett mentioned we're going a town hall style format. how significantly different is that. from what we've seen over the years, how do you win here? >> it's a very different format. it's a completely different feel. brett is absolutely right this question is how aggressive you can be. the important thing for the candidates is to really listen to those questions that are being asked and be very responsive to those. people hate it when politicians duck qu
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